Deputy Editor

Allecia Vermillion spends her days tending to Seattle Met’s bar and restaurant blog, Nosh Pit, as well as various food- and drink-related cover packages, dining section pieces, and narrative long-form features within the magazine. In Seattle, this can mean anything from breaking restaurant news to imagining breweries as high school yearbook superlatives to eating a $200 foie gras–studded hot dog and pondering what it all means. 

In 2015 she received the magazine’s first-ever James Beard Award nomination for the origin story of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte (“OMFG It’s the PSL”); the feature was also included in the book Best Food Writing 2015. She was a James Beard finalist again, in 2016, for her profile about the rise and fall of a promising chef ("The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford").

Allecia grew up in Portland, Oregon, but began her journalism life as a newspaper reporter in the Chicago suburbs, later launching Eater Seattle as the founding editor before landing at Seattle Met in 2011. She has an English degree from Washington University (no, the one in St. Louis) and a masters in journalism from Northwestern University.

Big Freaking Deals

Renee Erickson's The Whale Wins Opens in Fremont

Happening at the Fremont Collective: wood-fired dishes and an abundance of beautiful vegetable plates.

10/29/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Cut & Paste Friday

The Class of 2012 Beer Book

Wherein we assign yearbook-style superlatives to excellent local breweries. See you next beer.

10/26/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

More Details on New Bastille Sibling Stoneburner

Owners James Weimann and Deming Maclise are giving Bastille chef Jason Stoneburner the ultimate job security—a restaurant that bears his name.

10/26/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Elemental Wood-Fired Pizza Opens in University Village

On the menu: Pies with blistery-charred crusts, and an oven-fired PBJ for the kids.

10/26/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Happy Hour

Three New Food-Focused Happy Hours

What can $5 buy you? Oysters, Spanish small plates, and vegan comfort food.

10/25/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


A Quick Update on MurrayAid

Stenson has a heart valve operation in his future and his fans have contributed nearly $30,000 so far. And the fundraisers haven't even begun.

10/25/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Video: Apparently Ginger Beer Doyenne Rachel Marshall Is an American Hipster

The Montana proprietor talks ginger beer success and plans to double the size of the popular bar.

10/25/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


First Look: Inside the Glittering New Joule

The homey Wallingford restaurant grows up with a sophisticated new space in Fremont and a steak house-focused menu.

10/24/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Slide Show: Calf and Kid's Always-Hilarious Cheese Descriptions

Half the fun of shopping at the Melrose Market fromagerie is reading the tasting notes. The other half is, you know, eating cheese.

10/23/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Expansion Lets Molly Moon's Madrona Store Stay Open Year-Round

The microshop concept has worked so well in Madrona that Molly Moon Neitzel plans to repeat it elsewhere in the city.

10/23/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Air Fare

Beecher's Sea-Tac Location Opens November 1

Grilled cheese, mac and cheese, and Caffe Vita coffee will await travelers near the Horizon gates.

10/22/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


A Heart Condition Sidelines Murray Stenson

Seattle's legendary bartender is uninsured, unable to ply his trade, and might need major surgery. And his many fans are stepping up to assist.

10/22/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Cut & Paste Friday

The New Seattle Breakfast

We still love waffles, omelets, and pancakes. But at Seattle’s best breakfast spots, just look at what’s joining the classic canon.

10/19/2012 By Kathryn Robinson, Christopher Werner, and Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Seafood Bistro Tanglewood Supreme to Open in Magnolia

A Brasa alum heads up the kitchen at this oceanic neighborhood restaurant named for a beloved casserole.

10/19/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Side Projects

Meet El Toro Bravo, Barrio's Rye Barrel-Aged Tequila

Casey Robison aged some tequila in a rye barrel, just to see what would happen. Good things, apparently.

10/18/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Epic Trilogies

Maria Hines Plans Southern Italian Restaurant in Fremont

Agrodolce will "nestle between" Tilth and Golden Beetle in price and vibe (and, obviously, geographically).

10/18/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

On the Bubble

Afternoon of the Champagne Roundtable

In which local sommeliers talk Champagne and impart lessons on ordering, drinking, and appearing knowledgeable about this fine beverage.

10/17/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Stalking Top Chef

T-Doug Throws a 'Top Chef' Viewing Party

The Seattle season is officially three weeks away. And Padma's outfits aren't going to discuss themselves.

10/17/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Three New Bars Opened This Week

One is a beer bar from a member of the Red Mill family. Another is a fancy new beer garden. The third? A Canadian bar called the Angry Beaver.

10/16/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


1,000 Free Oysters and a Ridiculously Good Dining Deal

Coastal Kitchen reopens this weekend and issues free oysters as a reminder. Meanwhile, Madison Park Conservatory cuts prices in half for six password-protected nights.

10/16/2012 By Allecia Vermillion